On February 22, 2017, Sonex Health announced the successful completion of the first ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release procedure in the United States using the SX-One MicroKnife™. The SX-One MicroKnife™ is an ultra-low profile surgical device that allows physicians to perform Micro-invasive carpal tunnel release (CTR) surgery through a single micro-incision (4-5 mm) using ultrasound guidance.
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7D Surgical announced today that it has received both 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a medical device license from Health Canada enabling the North American commercial launch of its innovative Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery (MIGS™) system for spine surgery, the 7D Surgical System. This breakthrough system is designed to simplify and speed up surgical workflow, increase surgeon control, eliminate intraoperative radiation, and deliver exceptional value.
Millions of Americans have considered weight loss surgery but made the decision that although they wanted significant weight loss, surgery was too big of a step for them. Now, with the U.S. FDA’s approval of the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System, a non-surgical weight loss procedure is available in the United States. It is called theReShape Procedure and is indicated for people with a BMI of 30 to 40.
What if you could focus your marketing plans and messaging only on the people who were actually going to buy your product or service?” This was the question posed by Clay Wilemon, DevicePharm CEO & Chief Strategy Officer, to an enthusiastic audience in San Diego during the September Device Alliance meeting.
The reality is that using predictive analytics in market research is providing a more precise way of targeting, messaging, and selling to the customers who are actually going to buy your products.
Bausch + Lomb is an iconic brand with both consumers and eye care professionals. The company launched their new Bausch + Lomb Surgical corporate campaign at the 2015 ASCRS meeting in San Diego. This campaign reflects an expanded portfolio of differentiated technologies and services for ophthalmic surgeons.
Medical device manufacturers typically spend the greatest part of their marketing budgets hiring, training and equipping their sales team. It’s a model that makes sense in most cases, since selling a physician, hospital or GPO is critical to building market share for most device manufacturers.
But what about the consumer; does he or she really care about your medical technology brand?
There has been no shortage of press these past few years covering the world of “Big Data” and its potential impact on the strategic decision making process. According to global technology solutions provider, CSC, the world’s data growth is expected to reach thirty-five zetabytes by 2020. To put that into perspective, one-thousand megabytes equals one gigabyte. One-trillion gigabytes equals one-zetabyte. That’s a lot of data. You needn’t be a statistician to figure that out. But what exactly is big data? And what type of impact can it have on medical device marketing?
As you develop marketing plans for any medical device, be sure to utilize a multi-pronged approach that encompasses both traditional web-based elements and interactive social media components into your strategy.